One of the most important things students have to determine is how they are going to pay for college. Scholarships can be used to help pay down your cost of college meaning that less funding will come from your pocket. Today, we are going to focus on two types of scholarships: Internal and External (3rd Party) scholarships. Internal scholarships are scholarships awarded by UCO or the UCO Foundation and anything else is considered an external scholarship. External scholarships are awarded by outside organizations that you may be apart of such as your church or tribe, employers that pay toward employee or dependent college costs, or even organizations such as your local Lions club or community foundations like the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.